Our next destination was the city of Hiroshima. Again using our train pass we took the train down to Hiroshima and then took a ferry over to a small island called Itsukushima or Miyajima.
It is known as the shrine island because it is famous for the Itsukushima Shrine, which stands out because it is bright orange. This island is covered with wild deer. These deer are so used to people and tourists that they just come right up to you and try to take anything you have on you; food, maps, brochures, anything!
We spent the afternoon walking around and exploring the island. It was low tide so we were able to walk right out to the shire which is normally in the middle of the water.